3 replacements for Jon Gruden after the Raiders head coach resigned

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Eric Bieniemy

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy. (Mark Brown/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders need a new head coach after Jon Gruden resigned over controversial emails exchanges were revealed. Who should they target?

Jon Gruden is out as Raiders head coach.

Gruden was in trouble over an email he sent in 2011 that contained racially insensitive language directed at NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith. His job security took another hit when the New York Times dropped additional details about further emails sent by Gruden including homophobic and sexist language.

Within an hour, he was no longer the head coach in Las Vegas.

That means Mark Davis will have to find someone knew to lead his franchise. Here are some options:

Raiders new head coach: With Jon Gruden fired, who will step in?

Eric Bienemy

Being in a division with the Chiefs, the Raiders have intimate knowledge of the offensive firepower capable of being unleashed by Kansas City. While Andy Reid is the architect of that offense, Eric Bienemy is his offensive coordinator. He’s long been tapped as the next Reid disciple ready to take the next step as a head coach.

Matt Nagy and Doug Pederson got head coaching gigs despite not calling plays for the Chiefs, so that barrier doesn’t hold up for Bienemy’s candidacy.

He just needs someone to give him a shot.

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